As an author, you know that the journey to writing a book can be a long and winding one. There are times when you feel like you’re making progress. Then other times, you feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of revisions and edits. So how do you know when your book is actually finished?
You’ve reached your deadline
You’ve set a deadline for yourself to finish your book. If you’ve reached that deadline, it’s a good sign that your book is finished.
You’re satisfied with the content
You’ve put in the time and effort to revise and edit your book. Are you satisfied with the content? It’s a good sign that your book is finished.
You’re not finding any more mistakes
If you’ve gone through your book multiple times and you’re not finding any more mistakes, typos, or things you want to change, it’s a good sign that your book is finished.
You’re getting good feedback
If you’ve shared your book with trusted friends, writing groups, or beta readers, and you’re getting good feedback, it’s a good sign that your book is finished.
You’re ready to move on
If you’ve been working on your book for a while, and you’re ready to move on to other projects, it’s a good sign that your book is finished.
So there you have it – a few signs that your book is actually finished. Remember, writing a book is a journey. It’s okay to take your time and make sure it’s the best it can be. In conclusion, once you’re satisfied with the content, not finding any more mistakes, and getting good feedback, it’s a good sign that your book is ready to go out into the world.
A writer is someone who writes. An author is someone who publishes. Are you ready to be an author?
Atmosphere Press has been guiding authors on rewarding journeys through publication and beyond since 2015. Our authors’ award-winning and acclaimed books have sold tens of thousands of copies across six continents. Our Press ethos is to put the power not in the hands of the publisher, but in the hands of the writer, where it belongs. Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, we partner with the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, Winning Writers, and Writing Magazine, among others.
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